Five Most Prominent Muslim Footballers
#5 Papiss Cisse
We start the list with a player whose devotion for Islam is actually a matter of discussion at this very moment. When his club Newcastle United obtained a new shirt sponsorship deal with British payday loan company Wonga.com for the upcoming season, the 29-year-old Senegalese forward expressed his reluctance to put on the kit. This is because Islam forbids the practice of lending money for interest, and profiting from such activities, even indirectly. Discussions are still being conducted between all parties involved, with recent reports revealing that Cisse has even been barred from training together with the team for the time being.